Comments on: Insulation is Cool – Literally! http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: CT Corner http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19995 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:23:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19995 This a great article! Insulation is key and if you are able to do it in a green friendly fashion, all the better. Our home building company is striving to do all we can to do the same when we are creating a space here. Keep up the good work.

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By: Case Design/Remodeling http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19994 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:37:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19994 As a home remodeling company in the metro D.C. area we ensure our customers maximize energy efficiency anytime we add a room or update an existing one. Adequate insulation is a great way for people to lower their energy bills and more importantly, feel more comfortable in their homes! After all, who wants to sit in their recliner and read the paper wearing gloves!

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By: 203k http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19993 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:18:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19993 The home improvement shows have shown the foam insulation being used which seems to be an easy application but have not seen it combined with other insulation material.

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By: david lynch http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19992 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 07:50:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19992 Its a bit of a sore spot over here in Australia at the moment. The Government put on a insulation package whereby for the average size house it would cost you nothing to insulate it about 12squares.
If your house was bigger you would have to pay so much a meter but the incentive and the idea was good to go green and save money on electricity.But what happened with all this work to install free installation to most of Australia they had shoddy companies opening up and not laying and installing it properly eg: over down-lights and electricity wires and there were 4 installers who got killed through electric shocks. These people were not qualified and in the end the were about 80 or so houses that burnt down from this insulation scheme. But its the young guys that killed you can’t bring back. The government finally pulled the pin on the scheme after public outrage and legitimate companies complaining about these blow ins. It cost the government no the Australian Tax payer billions of dollars. Then going to cost more billions to get everyone checked because of the safety aspect of not having any more houses burning down. Then get this some of the shoddy companies that had started up and not installing the insulation properly hence how people got electrocuted and houses burning down these shoddy people came back again for round two by registering under another Business name and then billing the government for the safety checks that needed to be done on millions of houses that they think were unsafe. The government has a lot answer as they had received reports that this insulation was going to be a mess with the protocol they had in place.But honestly it is a good way to save electricity and to go green but just do the scheme properly if they are going to do a rebate system.
David Lynch

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By: emission free http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19991 Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:18:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19991 power bill under $30 and gas bill under $4.. wow thats amazing job. Im curious what type of lighting you use in your home, can you bring the bills down even lower ?

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By: Jeffrey Levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19990 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:19:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19990 Way to go, Michael! Yes, siting is a great way to reduce energy needs, and in fact, EPA’s Green Building site talks about that.

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By: Jeffrey Levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19989 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:17:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19989 Interesting idea, Azmat. But how would you keep the heat from returning to the house as the material returned to solid form?

Air conditioning works on the same principle, using liquid refrigerant inside the house that evaporates to vapor and is then pumped outside to the condenser, where it gives up its heat to the outside air and returns inside as a liquid.

But you have to get the more energetic phase out of the house before it gives up its heat.

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By: Jeffrey Levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19988 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:14:55 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19988 Good point, Gustavo! As you described, we insulated the entire envelope, including in the attic peak and crawl spaces in the basement, so those are all part of conditioned space. We didn’t insulate the attic floor at all.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19987 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 05:19:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19987 Insulation can really keep the utility bills under control. So can the way your house is built in the lot. My building is oriented in such a way and has good tree cover so that it stays cool in summer and warm in winter. The air conditioner has not come on yet this year and the heater did not run much last winter. But we also have good insolation in the attac and between the walls. So all together the power bill has come in at under $30.00 and the gas bill at under $4.00. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Gustavo http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/insulation-is-cool-literally/#comment-19986 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 22:49:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3419#comment-19986 I am an Energy Consultant with an provider in my area and for me that insulation improvement really makes sense; it works the best when it is applied to all of the boundaries of the thermal shell and NOT only when it is insulated on the attic floor. Many of the houses I visit everyday they did just the top therefore their energy consumption and comfort did not decrease at all (summer or winter). Thank you for posting the picture where the insulation is shown on all of the exterior walls and on the house ceiling.

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